TRAFFICKING: UN expert calls for comments on new set of Principles

Summary: The Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, has called for comments on the Draft Basic Principles on the right to an effective remedy.

The draft Basic Principles provide guidance to operationalize the right to an effective remedy. They clarify the concept of the right to an effective remedy and enumerate specific factors to take into account in the realization of this right.

As requested by Human Rights Council resolution 20/1, OHCHR and the Special Rapporteur are consulting States, regional organizations and civil society on the draft basic principles and will submit a summary of comments to the Human Rights Council at its 26th session, in June 2014.

Deadline for submissions

Please send your inputs by 15 May 2013 to [email protected].

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